It’s probably a good thing the Green Bay Packers‘ bye week is almost here.
Like they have all season long, the Packers will have to adjust with multiple players dealing with injuries when they visit the Minnesota Vikings in Week 11.
The hope for a David Bakhtiari return this week must wait. The All-Pro left tackle hasn’t practiced all week. Head coach Matt LaFleur refused to get into details about why he wasn’t practicing when asked about it earlier this week. LaFleur also had no timetable for his return other than saying it was ‘day to day’.
Bakhtiari, running back Aaron Jones and wide receiver Malik Taylor have all been ruled out for Sunday’s trip to U.S. Bank Stadium.
There is some more encouraging news, though.
When Rashan Gary walked off the field last week in a lot of pain, it sure didn’t look too good. However, the former first-round pick has been able to practice this week (although limited) and is questionable to play on Sunday. The fact he has a chance to play this week is great news.
Defensive tackle Kingsley Keke will be hoping to return from a concussion. He is also listed as questionable to play on this week’s injury report. However, he did log a full practice on Friday, a potentially good sign for his availability on Sunday.
The Packers likely won’t just be missing Bakhtiari and Jones on offense, but also wide receiver Allen Lazard. Lazard is dealing with a shoulder injury that has kept him out of practice all week. He is listed as doubtful on the injury report.
When players miss practice all week, they tend not to play.
There is no concern for Aaron Rodgers’ availability. He’s dealing with a toe injury but will play against the Vikings on Sunday. He returned to practice today.